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We have started to collect the most important news related to France in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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French couple find hoard of gold coins in cellar

Friday, July 8th 2011, 15:01

A hoard of gold coins hundreds of years old, estimated to be worth at least 100,000 euros, is found in a French couple's cellar, French media say.
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Strauss-Kahn Paris inquiry begins

Friday, July 8th 2011, 10:26

French prosecutors start a preliminary inquiry into a writer's allegation that former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her in 2003.
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Israel braces for 'flytilla' protest

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 19:53
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Tel Aviv

Israel steps up security at Tel Aviv airport, ahead of the expected arrival of 500 pro-Palestinian activists, most of them French, on Friday.
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Killers of Chad head's son jailed

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 17:16
related countries: Chad Chad
related places: Paris

A French court jails four men over an attack in which Brahim Deby, the son of Chadian President Idriss Deby, died near Paris in 2007.
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Man Utd remain in the hunt for Nasri

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 16:24

Manchester United are still hopeful of signing Samir Nasri after making a near-£20m bid for Arsenal's French international midfielder.
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Guillem dance show wows critics

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 15:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

French dancer Sylvie Guillem's latest appearance on the London stage is praised by critics who laud the "flair" and "intelligence" of her performing.
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Sportsday Live - Thursday's sports news as it happened

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 6:57

Liverpool complete the signing of midfielder Charlie Adam from Blackpool while American sprinter Tyson Gay is ruled out for the year.
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Cavendish storms to stage victory

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 15:32

Mark Cavendish wins the fifth stage of the Tour de France on a day marred by crashes to the likes of Alberto Contador and Bradley Wiggins.
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E. coli prompts Egyptian seed ban

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 18:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

The EU bans the import of some Egyptian seeds and beans after fenugreek is linked to killer E. coli outbreaks in Germany and France.
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Evans holds off Contador for win

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:28

Cadel Evans gets the better of Alberto Contador in a photo finish to win stage four of the Tour de France.
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Strauss-Kahn faces Paris sex case

Monday, July 4th 2011, 21:11

French writer Tristane Banon is to file a complaint for attempted rape against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, her lawyer says.
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Cavendish punished as Farrar wins

Monday, July 4th 2011, 15:50
related countries: Norway Norway, United States United States

Britain's Mark Cavendish suffers a blow to his hopes of winning the green jersey, while American Tyler Farrar sprints to victory in the third stage of the Tour de France.
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Strauss-Kahn effect

Monday, July 4th 2011, 15:45

France sees increase in sexual harassment claims
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Strauss-Kahn poll bid 'unlikely'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 12:15

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is unlikely to run for the French presidency despite polls suggesting he would still be popular, his party says.
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VIDEO: Italy rail protest turns violent

Monday, July 4th 2011, 1:32
related countries: Italy Italy

In Italy, five people have been arrested after a protest march against a high-speed rail link being built between Italy and France became violent.
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Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 16:08
related countries: Italy Italy

Police and demonstrators engage in further clashes in the Italian Alps over the construction of a new high-speed rail link with France.
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Two Britons in top four of Tour

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 15:28

Team Garmin-Cervelo win the team time trial to put Thor Hushovd in the yellow jersey after the second stage of the Tour de France.
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Live - 2011 Tour de France, stage 2

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 12:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Les Essarts

British-based Team Sky are among the favourites to win the 23km team time trial around Les Essarts.
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Gilbert wins first stage of Tour

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 15:54

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert wins a thrilling opening stage of the 2011 Tour de France.
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France E. coli outbreak: One dead

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 12:22

An elderly woman has died of kidney disease caused by an E. coli outbreak in south-west France, according to health officials.
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Live - 2011 Tour de France, stage 1

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 10:43

The 2011 Tour de France gets under way with a 191.5km race through the Vendee region of western France.
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Strauss-Kahn allies eye comeback

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 7:13
related countries: United States United States

Allies of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn say he could make a political comeback in France after being freed from house arrest in the US.
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'Swap deal' for French hostages

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 22:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

One of two French hostages released by the Afghan Taliban tells the BBC he believes there was an exchange deal involving money and prisoners.
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AUDIO: 'We weren't freed for chocolates'

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 21:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The two French journalists held hostage for 18 months in Afghanistan have returned home.
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Russia condemns Libyan arms drop

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 15:22
related countries: Libya Libya, Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister describes France's arms drop to Libyan rebels as a "crude violation" of UN resolution 1970, echoing African Union criticism.
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E. coli outbreaks linked to Egypt

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 14:51
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Germany Germany

E. coli outbreaks in Germany and France could have come from seeds sourced in Egypt, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control says.
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Contador angry over drugs appeal

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 13:43

Alberto Contador describes the uncertainty over the appeal into his doping ban "ridiculous" ahead of the Tour de France, which starts on Saturday.
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Libya: French arms drop condemned

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 11:34
related countries: Libya Libya

A senior official of the African Union says France's decision to air-drop weapons to Libyan rebels is dangerous and puts the whole region at risk.
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Pao de Acucar battle intensifies

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 9:31
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Pao

The battle between France's Carrefour and Casino over Brazil's Pao de Acucar intensifies as Casino raises its stake in the firm.
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Freed hostages return to France

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 8:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two French journalists held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for 18 months arrive back in France after being freed.
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VIDEO: Is Strauss-Kahn case changing attitudes?

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 5:29

Women's groups in France say they have seen a huge increase in the number of women coming forward to claim sexual harassment in the wake of the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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VIDEO: Childless French couple adopts gorilla

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 18:38

A childless French couple have adopted a 13-year-old female gorilla named Digit.
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Weapons drop

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 16:57
related countries: Libya Libya

French risk controversy to boost Libya's rebels
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France names new finance minister

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 15:46

France appoints Francois Baroin to replace Christine Lagarde as finance minister as she heads to the IMF.
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France gave Libyan rebels weapons

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 15:37
related countries: Libya Libya

France has air-dropped weapons to rebels fighting Col Muammar Gaddafi's troops in western Libya, the French military confirms.
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Journalists freed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 14:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two French journalists abducted in Afghanistan 18 months ago have been released, President Nicolas Sarkozy announces.
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French food fight for Brazil firm

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 7:34
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Two French food giants are locked in a battle to take over Brazil's number one retailer, Grupo Pao de Acucar.
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Christine Lagarde named IMF chief

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 20:57

France's Christine Lagarde is named the new managing director of the International Monetary Fund, the first woman to hold the post.
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Lisicki holds nerve to make semis

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 14:50
related countries: Germany Germany

German wildcard Sabine Lisicki conquers her nerves to defeat France's Marion Bartoli and take her amazing Wimbledon run into the semi-finals.
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Aubry bid for French Socialists

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 11:09

Martine Aubry announces she will stand in the contest to pick the Socialist candidate for the 2012 French presidential election.
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Williams sisters make shock exits

Monday, June 27th 2011, 21:02

Defending champion Serena Williams and sister Venus lose their fourth round matches at Wimbledon to Marion Bartoli and Tsvetana Pironkova respectively.
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VIDEO: Protest over Alps rail tunnel

Monday, June 27th 2011, 20:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Police in the Italian northern Alps have clashed with protesters who were trying to prevent bulldozers from starting work on a new high-speed rail link to France.
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Clash over new Italy rail tunnel

Monday, June 27th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Police break down barricades erected by opponents of a new tunnel being bored through the Italian Alps for a high-speed rail link with France.
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VIDEO: French banks to help Greece

Monday, June 27th 2011, 14:33
related countries: Greece Greece

The President of France Nicolas Sarkozy says his government now has an agreement with French banks on rolling over Greek debt.
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Brutal boulevards

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:21
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

Chinese immigrants targeted on Paris streets
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France to boost nuclear funding

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:05
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Fukushima

France's President Sarkozy announces 1bn euros (£0.8bn) of fresh investment in nuclear power, despite warnings after the Japan disaster.
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VIDEO: Chinese seek protection in Paris

Monday, June 27th 2011, 4:08
related countries: China China
related places: Paris

The ethnic Chinese population in Paris say they are being systematically attacked and robbed which is driving them to seek greater police protection.
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Mountaineers die in French Alps

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 23:42

Six French mountaineers have been found dead after a fall in the French Alps, local officials say.
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Germany win Women's World Cup opener

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 18:15
related countries: Canada Canada, Germany Germany, Nigeria Nigeria

Hosts and holders Germany get their Women's World Cup campaign off to a winning start by beating Canada 2-1, while France see off Nigeria 1-0.
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VIDEO: Tiny electric plane unveiled

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 20:17

A tiny electric plane, said to be the smallest twin-engine aircraft in the world, has taken flight at the Paris Air Show.
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Saturday, June 25th 2011, 17:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British supplier of seeds has denied that its products are responsible for an outbreak of E. coli in France which has affected 10 people.
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Saturday, June 25th 2011, 16:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Food Standards Agency is investigating reports of a link between vegetables grown from British seeds and an E. coli outbreak in France.
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VIDEO: Bizarre bike ballet at French race

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 9:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Magny-Cours

Watch a bizarre turn of events from an amateur race at Magny Cours as Cyril Guignard and Samuel Camier's bikes become entangled after a crash and start to spin together. (UK users only)
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Iraq high-speed rail line planned

Friday, June 24th 2011, 15:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

French engineering giant Alstom signs a preliminary deal to build a high-speed rail line linking Basra and Baghdad in Iraq.
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Brilliant Lisicki knocks out Li

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 19:05

Wild card Sabine Lisicki produces the shock of the tournament beating French Open champion Li Na 3-6 6-4 8-6 in the women's singles.
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France follows US Afghan pullback

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 14:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

France says it is planning a phased withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, hours after the US unveiled similar plans for its much larger force in a move welcomed by the Afghan president.
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French ex-minister on rape probe

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 4:29

A former French minister, Georges Tron, is placed under formal investigation over rape and sexual assault charges after two days of questioning by prosecutors.
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Galliano blames drink for 'abuse'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 20:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

British fashion designer John Galliano tells his Paris trial drugs and alcohol were to blame for his alleged anti-Semitic outburst.
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France wants food price controls

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 20:44
related places: Paris

French President Nicolas Sarkozy calls for the G20 nations to put in place tighter regulation of food commodity prices.
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KLM to use cooking oil for fuel

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 14:53
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam, Paris

The Dutch airline KLM says it plans to use recycled cooking oil on 200 flights between Paris and Amsterdam.
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VIDEO: 'Century of hunger' food price warning

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 6:06

The world faces "a century of hunger" if the international community cannot agree on new rules regarding food prices, the French agriculture minister has warned.
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Corsican killer to stay in jail

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 9:32

A French court upholds a life sentence for the Corsican separatist who shot dead France's top official on the island in 1998.
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French sex case minister arrested

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 9:23

French police detain former minister Georges Tron to question him over allegations of sexual assault, the local prosecutor says.
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VIDEO: Airbus damaged at Paris Air Show

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 7:04
related places: Le Bourguet

An A380 superjumbo has been taken out of the Paris Air Show after it struck a building at Le Bourget airport venue during taxiing.
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France moves to extradite Noriega

Monday, June 20th 2011, 19:24
related countries: Panama Panama

The French authorities say they are preparing to extradite the former Panamanian military ruler, Manuel Noriega, back to Panama.
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Accidents blight Airbus in Paris

Monday, June 20th 2011, 12:35
related places: Paris

Airbus' appearance at the Paris Air Show is blighted by a runway incident and a gearbox failure, grounding two key planes.
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VIDEO: Hopes for new orders at Paris air show

Monday, June 20th 2011, 8:35
related places: Paris

More than 2000 companies from around the world have packed into an airport in Paris for six days of frenzied networking and selling.
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Two Britons killed in plane crash

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 22:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British couple have died after the light plane they were in crashed in the south of France.
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Magpies sign midfielder Marveaux

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 7:22
related places: Rennes

Newcastle sign midfielder Sylvain Marveaux from French club Rennes on a five-year deal.
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Merkel and Sarkozy urge Greek aid

Friday, June 17th 2011, 20:56
related countries: Germany Germany, Greece Greece

Germany and France say they want a new bail-out for debt-ridden Greece to be agreed as soon as possible.
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Live - Royal Ascot day four

Friday, June 17th 2011, 12:17

Immortal Verse leads home a French-trained one-two in the Coronation Stakes, providing a Royal Ascot winner for trainer Robert Collet and jockey Gerald Mosse.
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Carrefour shares fall on warning

Friday, June 17th 2011, 10:06

Shares in Carrefour fall 6% after Europe's biggest retailer warns profits in its core French operation are set to fall.
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Jet crash bodies arrive in France

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 10:26

Remains of 104 of the 228 people killed when an Air France jet crashed into the Atlantic in 2009 arrive by boat in France.
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French bank ratings under review

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 6:55
related countries: Greece Greece

Ratings agency Moody's warns it may downgrade the credit rating of three French banks because of their exposure to Greek debt.
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Live - Murray v Tsonga

Monday, June 13th 2011, 11:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray takes on France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the rescheduled Aegon Championships final at Queen's Club.
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Lagarde wins support for IMF job

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 16:45

Christine Lagarde wins support for IMF presidency from Egypt, Indonesia and the UAE, as Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer joins the field.
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Newcastle sign Cabaye from Lille

Friday, June 10th 2011, 18:23
related places: Lille

Newcastle United complete a five-year deal for Lille and France midfielder Yohan Cabaye.
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